Netflix’s Troll was supposed to be a fun monster movie where the humans rally together to take down the city-destroying and human-eating baddie. But it didn’t take us, and the internet, long to be on the side of the actual troll. He did nothing wrong. Sure, he ate one human. But he had just been attacked by bombs, automatic weapons, and tanks after waking up in a strange and lonely world. That would make anyone mad.
But that wasn’t the darkest thing this movie did. Oh no, it got worse.
At one point in the movie, the female lead decides to strap a baby troll’s skull to her pickup to “lure” the troll into a trap to get him to stop attacking Oslo, Norway. Spoiler alert: he was just trying to go home aka Oslo. What he didn’t know is that that is where all his people were. Or their corpses at least. And the female lead shocked him into that reality with evidence that he was the last of his kind. When the baby troll’s skull is destroyed, all bets were off and we were on the side of the troll to fuck shit up.
And of course, the internet had thoughts on how these humans were trash and that the troll was the actual victim here.
Some were straight-up crying.
Others talked about how the human reaction to the troll was literally what happens when humans engage with something they don’t understand.
Some called out the humans for being nasty and having that baby skull.
And some were with us that the Troll needed to kill more of the humans because they were the ones coming after him.
Watch the official trailer for Troll here:
Troll is now available on Netflix.
I was not only on the Troll’s side more than anything, but I also take umbrage to the point that this *isn’t* a sequel to the 2010 Troll Hunter movie…granted, both movies do honor the Norwegian troll lore, but I swear if you put the main Troll in Troll in a lineup with the simiilarly skyscraper-sized final troll in Troll Hunter, it would be a tough ID as to which was which…